valentines day gift guide1. Diane von Furstenberg Lock Heart iPhone 5 Case, $40, 2.Diptyque Rose Duet Candle, $65, 3. Jennifer Meyer Gold Small Heart Stud Earrings, $350, 4. Eberjey Gisele Short PJ Top, $58, and Bottom, $40, 5. Jacquie Aiche Double Ring with Bezel, $132, 6. Mary Green Good Girl/Bad Girl Reversible Sleep Mask, $28, 7. Hanky Panky Cross Dyed Signature Lace Sleep Set, $90, 8. Oscar de la Renta Gladia Sandals, $895, 9. Honeydew Emma Elegance Lace Chemise, $46, 10. Lelo Flickering Touch Massage Candle, $29.90, 11. Cosabella Never Say Never 30 Pack of Thongs, $500, 12. La Perla Shanghai San Bra, $245, and Thong, $115, 13. Kiki de Montparnasse Bonds of Love Kit, $210

The only holiday that may be more difficult than Christmas to navigate regarding gift giving is Valentine’s Day.  I feel as if Valentine’s Day is almost like some type of booby trap that we, as women, created to find out just how our men feel about us.  For instance, last year, I didn’t get a dang thing from my then fiance.  Not so much as a card.  That’s basically how I knew it was over.   It’s kind of like when our boos ask, “What’s wrong?” and we reply with, “Nothing,” throwing down the gauntlet that he better figure out what’s wrong.  A Valentine’s Day gift is essentially the same thing.  You hand me a bunch of Gerber daisies or a faux velvet box of drugstore chocolates and I’m going to hand you the phone to call a cab.  And to throw an even bigger curveball to our man friends, there’s that whole level of sexual appropriateness.  Three weeks in and you gift me furry handcuffs? Eh.  A year and a half in and you present me with a coffee table book?  Double eh.  Basically, guys are screwed, so why not just do them a solid and leave this page open on their browsers?  Not like I’ve never done that at an Apple store.  And if you’re unattached (much like myself), get yourself something extra special to celebrate YOU or get together with gal pals and do a sexy gift exchange.  At least you know you’ll get something you like.

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